Position Title: Junior Legal Counsel 
Department: Legal, Policy, EU/International Affairs
Reports to: Chief Legal Counsel and/or Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs
Ref No: 20/2016

Responsible for the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) legal affairs and representation of the MGA in all legal matters, including litigation, negotiations and all other legal matters as required by the Chief Legal Counsel and/or Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs (the ‘Chief Officers’) and/or MGA.

Key Accountabilities/Key Activities

  • To support the Chief Officers in providing legal advice to Chairperson, Board of Governors, Chief Executive Officer and the MGA in general.
  • To draft or review legal documents and conduct negotiations on behalf of the Authority.
  • To take a proactive role in ensuring that the authority meets its obligations in terms of local legislation, EU directives and corporate governance requirements.
  • To demonstrate a good understanding of Maltese and European legislation and provide the Chief Officers with the required support regarding the interpretation of the assigned legal documents.
  • To conduct and plan legal researches on multi-disciplined aspects of law.
  • To provide miscellaneous legal advice on various contractual and governmental obligations as directed or requested by senior management or other members of management.
  • To be involved in various issues relating to the protection of data and compliance with the relative act, and provision of the relevant legal advice.
  • To represent the MGA in any court cases as required and to assist the police force in criminal cases which are gaming related.
  • To tender advice with respect to the MGA’s processes in the light of better regulation policies.
  • To represent the MGA in international fora including conferences, exposition centres as well as EU gaming related meetings
  • To keep abreast with all international and local developments conducive to the MGA’s regulatory functions.
  • To carry out such other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Chief Officers or by the MGA.

 Technical/Professional Expertise

  • In possession of a law degree and a valid warrant to practice as an Advocate in the Courts of Malta and Gozo,
  • Having previously worked or trained in other legal roles.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Gaming in Malta shall be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Takes ownership, actions and manage to meet deadlines.

A covering letter together with a detailed CV are to be sent through the link below by not later than 27 October, 2019.

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